Educational Leadership (36 hours)
The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership is tailored to prepare high caliber candidates to become successful educational leaders at the school, district or state level. Program participants will follow innovative strands of leadership competencies on their way to earning the Education Specialist degree and a Tennessee Instructional Leadership License. A consistent theme of ethical leadership will be woven into all aspects of the educational leadership program along with an emphasis in leading student achievement for all students.
Leadership strands include:
- Personal and ethical leadership
- Visionary leadership
- Instructional leadership
- Organizational leadership
Each candidate will complete a professional learning project in a emphasis area of his or her choosing in conjunction with an advisor. This project is completed throughout the program and will be delivered to both academic and professional audiences at the conclusion of the degree.
Each strand is built upon researched, best practice leadership competencies which participants will master and be able to proficiently apply in the field. These competencies will be learned and practiced through an innovative field experience where participants will work directly with a mentor/coach throughout the entire program.
A passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) for Tennessee licensure is a requirement for completion of this program.